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No injuries, motorhome destroyed in 395B crash

LONG CREEK – Limited details have been released regarding a crash that resulted in a small fire yesterday on Highway 395B. According to Grant County Sheriff Todd McKinley, a Long Creek resident crashed his motorhome near mile post 77, Wednesday evening, on 395B north of Long Creek. No injuries were reported. The motorhome burned and was completely destroyed. The Sheriff wrote, “Both lanes of travel were blocked for some time. A Grant County Deputy and an Oregon State Police Trooper responded along with Oregon Department of Forestry resources.”
LONG CREEK, OR
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Five local students awarded OTEC scholarships

JOHN DAY, BAKER CITY – (Press Release from Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative) Five local students whose families are served by Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative (OTEC) have earned scholarships to power their future through the OTEC Member Foundation. Connor Chastain of Baker City, Allie Clark of Mount Vernon and Billy...
BAKER CITY, OR
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Malheur National Forest Independence Day Office Closure

John Day, Hines and Prairie City, OR.(Released by the US Forest Service)-In observance of the Independence Day holiday, all Malheur National Forest offices will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022, including virtual services. Offices will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 5th. Please plan accordingly for your forest product needs.
PRAIRIE CITY, OR
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Volunteers sought to help preserve Grant County history

CANYON CITY – Grant County Historical Museum Curator Kit Kienzle was recently on KJDY’s Coffee Time, and explained the museum is in search of local volunteers to help preserve and carry forward Grant County’s history:. “Volunteer opportunities range from sitting at the front desk, talking to people,...
GRANT COUNTY, OR
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Grant County communities plan Independence Day celebrations

GRANT COUNTY — Several communities around the county will be holding celebrations of the 246th birthday of the United States in the county. Prairie City’s Fourth of July celebrations will kick off early the morning of Independence Day, Monday, July 4. Dayville’s celebrations will start on Saturday, July 2, and continue through Independence Day. And Monument’s observances will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3.
GRANT COUNTY, OR
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Blue Mt. & Prairie City Ranger Districts increase fire danger

JOHN DAY & PRAIRIE CITY – (Press Release provided by the Malheur National Forest) The Blue Mountain and Prairie City Ranger Districts are increasing their Fire Danger Level to Moderate. With summer weather conditions upon us, Forest officials urge the public to use caution when recreating outdoors this holiday weekend.
PRAIRIE CITY, OR
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Independence Day is for Freedom, Fun –

John Day, Prairie City, Hines, OR-Independence Day should be a holiday marked by freedom and fun – not forest fires. Forest Service officials in the Pacific Northwest are asking everyone to celebrate safely and make fire safety a part of your weekend’s festivities. Fireworks – Don’t use them...
HINES, OR
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Fallen Soldiers Memorial Flame ceremony in John Day

JOHN DAY – The 13th Annual Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorcycle Ride begins on Saturday, July 9, 2022 in Eugene. According to a release provided by the John Day Elks, on Sunday, July 10, 2022, the Tribute Ride and the Fallen Soldiers Memorial Flame is scheduled to make a visit and lunch stop in John Day. The riders officially requested the John Day Fire Department participate in the arrival of the Fallen Soldiers Memorial Flame by hanging and displaying an American Flag. The ceremony will begin at 11am on Sunday the 10th at the John Day Elks Lodge.
JOHN DAY, OR
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